Winter Skills


Winter riding is often thought of as cold, wet, hard and not enjoyable, but there is some excellent riding to be had during winter. There is no need to slip and slide. No need to get cold. And no need to lose all that fitness you gained through the summer months.

If you don’t ride through the winter but want to, or if you ride winters but don’t enjoy them then our Winter Skills courses are for you. These half day courses cover all you need to get the best out of your winter riding.

Mountain biking

Group lessons

Our half day courses are for up to 4 people. Small groups so we can focus on your learning. Either come with your friends or join in by yourself.

Who is it for?

Anyone who already rides off road but perhaps doesn’t ride in the winter or only occasionally. Ideally you should feel confident riding singltrack in summer conditions.

What is covered?

  • Cornering in wet, slippery conditions
  • Riding through deeper mud
  • Maintaining traction when pedalling
  • Roots, rocks and slippery surfaces
  • Setting your bike up for winter
  • Dressing for the occasion

Where?

Courses start held on the trails in and around Stoke Row.

Road riding

Group lessons

Our half day courses are for up to 4 people. Small groups so we can focus on your learning. Either come with your friends or join in by yourself.

Who is it for?

Anyone who rides regularly on road through the sumer but perhaps doesn’t ride in the winter or only occasionally. Ideally you should be able to ride around 12 miles an hour, and around 15 miles over the duration of the course.

What is covered?

  • Reading road conditions and identifying risks
  • Cornering in the wet
  • Stopping effectively in the wet
  • Setting your bike up for winter
  • Dressing for the occasion

Where?

Courses start from the town square in Wallingford. See the calendar for details.

Winter skills courses on mountain bike and road

Booking information

Booking

To book, call us on:

01491 839945

Or, fill in our: Booking form

Cost

Group lessons
Half day (4 hours) £45 per person

When?

Lessons are held on Fridays, Staurdays and Sundays. However, if you book as a group of 4, we can run a lesson on most days. Our standard times can be found on the Calendar